In 2013 I went on a LandArt Course in North Wales, where I was able to focus on 4 days of creativity. During this time, we were asked to draw sound, using any natural materials around me. I collected a fern and applying pressure, painting using the pigment of the plant. Since then I have been captivated by natural pigments.
I Paint with Plants, using the pigments within the plant itself. I’ve discovered that creating art in this way allows me to form a deeper connection with my environment. It’s exciting discovering the different pigment colours, to see how long the pigments will stay, whilst learning the plant names. I love sharing this with others and seeing their reaction to playing with natures colours.
I’ve worked with The Woodland Trust to create a Painting with Plants Case study as an activity, which was part of a Woodland Interpretation Toolkit.
Above you can see me painting with blue cornflower and red poppy flowers. They are my favourite colours.
If you want to explore the colours of nature and learn how to collect responsibly, please get in touch.